Technique Tuesday

Can-It-Forward and Win! How To Can Your Own Salsa and Giveaway! #canitforward

Can-It-Forward and Win! How To Can Your Own Salsa and Giveaway! #canitforward

Today is a day to celebrate the joys of fresh preserving where canners, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike can share the simplicity of home canning with delicious recipes made from ingredients at the peak of freshness!  For me, this was canning my Summer Salsa with the […]

Make Mornings Easy!  How To Cook Bacon In The Oven

Make Mornings Easy! How To Cook Bacon In The Oven

There are so many ways to cook bacon; in a skillet, on a griddle, in the microwave, deep fried, but the best way of all is to bake it in the oven!  If you’ve ever wondered how diners have that perfectly flat and crispy bacon, […]

30 Delicious Meals to Cook in September with a FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes

30 Delicious Meals to Cook in September with a FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes

September is probably my favorite month.  It marks the start of fall (my favorite season), the start of football and, September is Hunger Action Month in America. Last month, I received a ton of feedback from all of you about the menus, asking for printable […]

How To Cook For Beginners – The Essentials Series with 15 Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes Included

How To Cook For Beginners – The Essentials Series with 15 Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes Included

This is an old post that I have decided to give a new spin on and give a much-needed update.  This post is great for the beginner, or the seasoned chef who is looking for some new recipes!  Mostly all of the recipes included in […]

Looking For A Week Night Meal Solution Your Kids Will Actually Eat?  Try This Easy 20 Minute Meatball Sub Recipe

Looking For A Week Night Meal Solution Your Kids Will Actually Eat? Try This Easy 20 Minute Meatball Sub Recipe

Who doesn’t love meatballs and melty cheese?  Even the pickiest eaters at my school, devour these easy meatball subs.  Anthony actually asked for these for breakfast, so I heated up some leftover meatballs and started assembling. These meatballs subs really couldn’t be easier, and are […]

The Only Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe You Will Ever Need!

The Only Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe You Will Ever Need!

How To Make Pasta Dough I will show you step-by-step how to make fresh pasta from scratch with a pasta roller and by hand!  Make fresh pasta dough is simple and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  I have also included a recipe […]

Technique Tuesday – Guide To Chicken

Technique Tuesday – Guide To Chicken

Chicken is the traditional stand-by because it’s cheap, versatile and popular. Chicken is among one of the most essential ingredients to learn how to cool. It can be made into one-dish casseroles, grilled and placed atop a salad, roasted, pan-seared and my favorite, fried! Chicken […]

Technique Tuesday – Mastering Sauces

Technique Tuesday – Mastering Sauces

Sauces are poured, ladled, dipped, spooned over or in one way or another added to a dish. Sauces are designed to accompany the main ingredient and bring the whole thing together. A sauce can be a vinaigrette, used to emphasize the flavors in a salad […]

Technique Tuesday – Grilling

Technique Tuesday – Grilling

Grilling in general is hot, fast and accomplished over direct heat – usually somewhere between 350 to 500 degrees. Boneless meats, fish filets, fruits and vegetables are absolutely delightful cooked this way. Furthermore, there are also special ways to grill bone-in meats, whole fish and […]

Technique Tuesday – Knife Cuts

Technique Tuesday – Knife Cuts

When I first started cooking, and saw all these different terms; dice, mince, supreme etc… I was so confused. I found myself “Google-ing” and “Wikipedia-ing” the terms. As I have become much, much, much more comfortable in the kitchen these terms make sense. Some important […]

Technique Tuesday – Searing          How To Sear Meat, Fish & Poultry

Technique Tuesday – Searing How To Sear Meat, Fish & Poultry

There are all sorts of different cooking techniques that you’ll see in recipes; braising, sautéing, roasting, poaching, steaming and broiling to name a few, but once you learn these fundamental techniques, you’ll be able to handle most recipes.  Cooking isn’t just about recipes, but how […]